The last week of October saw a busy week for Emperor Divers in Hurghada especially for the group of divers from Dive Odyssea visiting from Rochford, near Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK. Guides Olwyn and Eva took advantage of the good weather to introduce regular Hurghada divers to sites they had not been able to visit before. And with excellent results.
First thing one morning en route to the first dive at Fanous West, the lucky passengers on Sea Dream came across a school of dolphins - some 25 in number and were able to snorkel with them. As if that wasn't enough on the 3rd dive of the day, at Fanous East, the group dived with three dolphins for up to 77 minutes - and Angela Munroe, trip organiser from Dive Odyssea, took some great pictures to prove it!
Sharks were also on the agenda for the week with 2m white tip reef shark spotted on a drift dive at Small Giftun and a baby white tip popped up to say hello at Sha'ab Adel (aka Habili Gota) on the very last dive of the holiday.
He (she?) wasn't alone on that last dive with 2 eagle rays right at the start of the dive (see Angela's photo), two Great Barracuda and a very photogenic leopard shark - Simon Cooper took full advantage - see above!
All in all a fantastic week - and what is most encouraging is that dive guides in Hurghada are unanimous in saying that there is more and more activity on the reefs this year than previously - especially the "big stuff"! So come on down to Hurghada for a week of great diving as well as all the benefits this buzzing resort has to offer.